Hello Writing Forums! I usually go by Jake on writing forums. It just somehow became a pen name of sorts, but it is my middle name. I've been writing for a little less than a year, actually. I started out with prose and later moved on to poetry. So, yes, I'm an aspiring writer and a young one at that. This is where you guys come in. I've been looking into other writer's forums and what-have-you, but I need a place where I can develop writing skills and critiquing skills. Other than my little writing hobby, I'm an avid music fan, but what normal teenager isn't? I don't really like angsty musicians, though. I guess it's just a musical preference. I'll leave it at this, so I don't start ranting. I hope I can manage to stay for a while, and more than likely, I will.